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Old 08-03-2015, 04:54 PM
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Please do NOT use sandpaper covers on your perches.

They are very very bad for budgies feet and can easily cause bumblefoot which is a very painful and dangerous condition for budgies.

If your budgies' nails are too long, they need to be trimmed.
The first time you should take her to an Avian Vet so they can instruct you in the proper way to do it. The nails contain a blood vessel and you must be very careful not to nick it.

Your budgie is "throwing herself off" her perch because the nails are poking into her feet when she holds onto the bars of the cage. When you get the nails trimmed, then that behavior will stop.

You can a perch like one of these to keep help your bird's nails trimmed once they've been done by the vet.

Amazon.com : Sweet Feet and Beak Safety Pumice Perch for Birds : Bird Sand Perch : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : Sweet Feet and Beak Safety Pumice Perch for Birds : Bird Sand Perch : Pet Supplies

Amazon.com : JW Pet Company Insight Sand Perch Bird Accessory, Regular, Assorted Colors : Pet Toys : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : JW Pet Company Insight Sand Perch Bird Accessory, Regular, Assorted Colors : Pet Toys : Pet Supplies


Also, be sure you provide perches of varing diamenters to exercise your budgie's feet and legs:

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